Success Stories


At CrossFit Knoxville, we’re in the business of changing lives through CrossFit here in Knoxville. So when we hear great member stories like these, we literally box jump for joy! We hope you’ll be our next success story.

  • Jessica

    I joined CFK in October. I really had no idea what to expect. I had previously thought that CrossFit was synonymous with “getting injured.”

    I don’t know if I had gone to another CrossFit gym that I would have joined, or kept going. CrossFit Knoxville gets the important things right; and those things keep me coming back every week.

    The environment of CFK-North is welcoming and friendly. Not only are the participants welcoming to newcomers, but the coaches go out of their way to make sure new folks feel welcome and comfortable. I have been delighted at the community feel of CFK-North

    I was so worried when I first stepped into CFK that I wouldn’t know what I was doing and wouldn’t be able to figure it out. I very much underestimated the quality of coaching that you could get in a group fitness class. Eric, Cassidy and Kate set a high bar for any future coaches I may encounter. I mention them as they are most frequently at the classes I attend; not that I am trying to short any coach I have encountered at CFK, because they have all been top notch. Every time I walk out of a CFK class I feel that I have learned something new about form, a new skill, improving/building on an old skill, or what I can achieve in the gym. I am so appreciative of all the help I have received from the coaches. I am very much impressed with their ability to work a group fitness class and provide not only group instruction but meaningful critique to individual participants.

    I would also note, this is one of the most welcoming gym environments I have been in for women. It isn’t uncommon for a woman to walk into a weight room and gets stares, comments or just a feeling of “not belonging.” CFK is filled with powerful, strong women, who support one another. Coach Cassidy and Coach Kate provide inspiration to the women they coach (and I am sure some of the guys too). They are strong, athletic, and positive.

    So long story short, I congratulate you and your team on building a pretty awesome gym.
  • Becca Bowen

    After working with a couple of personal trainers, I dropped about 60 pounds and 3 pant sizes. Sure, I had a smaller frame and could do burpees for days and jog my way through 7 half-marathons (and one full marathon!), but put a barbell in my hand and I’d stand there like a deer in headlights. Fast-forward to 2016 after a fairly long gym drought – I wanted to get back in the gym, but personal training had become too expensive and I had never really figured out how to workout on my own. So when I learned from my former trainer that many of my favorite sessions were Crossfit based, it just seemed to make sense!

    I’d had a lot of success in losing weight the healthy way with my trainers, but weight loss became an obsession and the feeling  of finally feeling “skinny” very much overshadowed the original focus on overall health and wellness. With the overwhelming support of CFK coaches and athletes who have quickly become family, CrossFit has been the first and only outlet in nearly 14 years that has cultivated a desire in me to be bigger, better, faster, stronger. I now get excited about fueling my body and I feel like a true athlete for the first time in my life. Besides, I’m going to need a little fuel in the tank if I want to ring that PR bell 

  • Benny McDaniel, 74 years young

    My good friend and Strategic Business Coach had life-changing results with CrossFit and recommended it to me. I liked what I saw during my first WOD and knew that it would take me to the fitness and health level that I desired and that will extend my life. I wanted to see my two granddaughters grow up and have a grandfather that would be in their lives.

  • Phillip Johnson

    I have lost over 50 pounds since I started at CrossFit Knoxville, and it’s had a huge impact on my life. I am stronger and healthier now than I was in college. I owe the positive changes to the great coaching and supportive members of CFK.

  • Kim Garvin

    Physically, I’ve lost 75 lbs. and I’m definitely stronger than I’ve ever been. But outside of that, CrossFit has broken me out of so many comfort zones. I have more confidence and I just feel generally better about myself.


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